June 29, 2017

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VP Dr Sai Mauk Kham celebrates 69th Shan State Day

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham opens Buddhist University in Taunggyi. Photo: MNA
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham opens Buddhist University in Taunggyi. Photo: MNA

DURING a visit to Taunggyi, Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attended several celebrations in honour of the 69th Shan State Day yesterday morning.
Shan State Chief Minister U Sao Aung Myat read out the president’s message for the day, while the local finance minister read out the message sent by the chief minister of Shan State.
High-ranking officials of the local government and parliament gave awards and certificates of honour to people and organisations who have won presidential awards for their excellent performance in agriculture, business, regional development, livestock and rescue services.
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and his entourage proceeded to the Buddhist University in Taunggyi, where he formally opened the university.
At the ceremony, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa delivered a speech on the nine moral precepts to the congregation, followed by a recitation of Metta Sutta by monks.
Sitagu International Buddhist Academy’s Chancellor Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Nyanissara delivered a sermon. Members of the public also sought merit by offering alms and delicacies monks.
In a meeting with literary and cultural troupes at the Taunggyi Hotel, Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham called for further ‘consolidating the Union spirit through a sense of oneness with the other ethnic groups.’ He urged them to continuously hone their capacity to fit in where they are assigned.
The vice president also inspected the construction of a modern bus terminal and heard progress reports on the project.
In the evening, he attended a dinner hosted at  the Taunggyi Town Hall in honour of the 69th Shan State Day.—Myanmar News Agency

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